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Buyer - footwear

New York City, New York

Post Date: 06/08/2017 Job ID: 83161 Job Category: Buying

itle of Job: Buyer

Company Description:  Contemporary Footwear Company

Location: NYC

Position - Buyer

 

The Buyer will use relevant industry experience and relationships to build vendor rosters and assortment, and heavily influence the product point of view on the site. Through business development and merchandising strategies, this individual will be responsible for driving and managing footwear assortment. The buyer should also have experience in assortment planning, in-season management, vendor negotiations, and forging new brand relationships.  The successful candidate will be a self-starter with strong business judgment, acute analytical skills. They will have the demonstrated ability to drive a successful product assortment. This individual will thrive in a fast-paced, data-driven environment and will have a track record of successful negotiation and overall relationship building and management.

 

Responsibilities 

  • Track, measure and report on business performance and create action plans to address opportunities and/or leverage strength areas
  • Build recommended product assortments that reflect the Schutz girl and help to achieve established financial targets
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with brand partners
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (planning and marketing) across the organization to improve processes and achieve shared goals

 

Requirements: 

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in retail and/or e-commerce buying
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Business Administration, Marketing or related field
  • Experience successfully owning a product category or buying area of responsibility
  • Technical aptitude with web-based tools and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proven negotiation skills and vendor management experience
  • Strong numeric and analytic aptitude
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of professionalism and positive, forward-thinking, team-oriented attitude
  • Solid organizational and time-management skills and a demonstrated ability to thrive in a deadline-driven, entrepreneurial environment
  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership of and drive business performance
  • Fashion-forward sensibility and the demonstrated ability to identify and capitalize on current trends
  • High level of professionalism and positive, forward-thinking, team-oriented attitude
  • Solid organizational and time-management skills and a demonstrated ability to thrive in a deadline-driven, entrepreneurial environment
  • Strong understanding of and keen interest in the fashion industry

 


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